American Kestrel Partnership : General Discussion

This is the main community for the American Kestrel Partnership. Feel free to discuss anything about kestrels, nestboxes or the Partnership here.

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I installed a Kestrel box in our back yard about 3 weeks ago.  We had a Male Kestrel visit it the first day.  We've had on and off visits until last Monday, 27 Mar 2016.  That day I put a camera in the bo and actally captured footage of a Male Kestel i

Would anyone like to say when the cams will be live?  I live in Wisconsin and my kessies are about two weeks behind the cams kestrels. Our kestrels layed their fist egg on April 7th last year and April 11th in 2014.

I have conducted a general Spring driving survey of the local Kestrel population this March and have identified 34 individuals, 17 males and 17 females with 8 noted as pairs perched together.

Hello Everyone! 

Hello, this is a general query to the nestbox discussion group.

I have established a nest box - the opening currently is facing south east in a wind valley that runs north - south  Is there a better orientation?

Recently there has been a Cooper's hawk hunting around our yard. We have seen him twice now. I have read of Cooper's hawks taking American Kestrels. Should I be worried of putting up a nest box this season? Thanks for your comments.

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